By The Associated Press
MONDAY, Jan. 21
U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
TUESDAY, Jan. 22WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for December, 10 a.m. Eastern. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy. THURSDAY, Jan. 24 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for December, 10 a.m. FRIDAY, Jan. 25 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases new home sales for December, 10 a.m. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.